The state BJP on Tuesday asked its workers to keep in touch with the new members of the party to ensure that they do not leave.
BJP national joint general secretary (organisation), Shiv Prakash, while addressing workers at ‘Sampark Abhiyan’ in Kolkata, said while the party should make use of technology to reach out to the people, it should also go for traditional methods like door-to-door campaigns. “Around 43 lakh people have joined the party from Bengal in the recent membership drive. This is far less than the target of one crore set by national president Amit Shah. Among these, around 2 lakh are from Andaman. If there is no follow-up process, this figure too, will come down steadily,” he said.
Maintaining that this has to be done by July 31, Prakash added: “As the next step to the membership drive, workers will have to go door to door to get in touch with the new members. The process should be man-to-man contact and heart-to-heart talk. Through this, the aim should be to ensure that the members start hating the Trinamool Congress government.” If not done properly, the party will fail to retain the number of members they have managed to get, he said.
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“The phase of ‘Lok Jagran’ is over. Now, it is time for ‘Lok Sampark’ or connecting with the people. Next will be ‘Lok Sangraha’ or making the members form an active team. This will be followed by ‘Lok Sanskar’, which will make way for ‘Lok Bebastha’, in which the thoughts of members will be purified,” said Prakash.
He went on to say that among the 43 lakh members from Bengal, a strong workforce of around 40,000 should be identified and trained to make them part of ‘booth sena’, which will fight the terror “unleashed by the Trinamool Congress”.
“The difference between supporters of Trinamool and CPM and us is that while their workers have the strength of Raavan, ours have Hanuman’s strength… Raavan can never win,” Prakash said, adding that besides Kolkata, he will visit smaller districts to encourage party workers there.
Alleging that there were issues which politicians in Bengal avoided because they think these will make them unpopular, he said: “We believe there should be a ‘Yoga Divas’ and there should be should be talks about prevention of illegal immigration. Other parties do not want to discuss such things because they are not worried about the country. On the other hand, our intention is to take India to the world.”